Farms, Food and Sustainability – The Tour Continues

  Salmon Braised in Red Wine with Greens, Crisped Prosciutto and Radish Crunch   The April, 2013 pre-conference tour for attendees of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting continues to Willie Green’s organic farm in Monroe and on to Patterson Cellars in Woodinville.   April is a soggy month in the […]

What does “Diet” Mean?

Indian-Spiced Shrimp En Papillote   This is an excerpt from a “Fresh Bites” guest blog posted January 11, 2013, I wrote for at the request of Senior Communications Director Judith Dern. is the  largest digital food brand in the world, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors each month and posting double-digit growth […]

Copper River Salmon – A Taste Test

Spanish-Style Salmon with Fennel, Orange & Olive Relish If you like sunshine, June is generally a horrible month in Seattle.  As summer launches in most places, we have grey skies and rain, often lots of rain. There is one consolation: fresh wild Alaska salmon, in particular, salmon from the Copper River.  The season starts around […]

Move Over Halibut

Lime-Glazed Cod with Triple-Pepper Tomato Sauce I used to turn up my nose at cod and other more humble types of whitefish (1) in favor of halibut, but wild fish have their seasons, and winter is time for cod.  It’s a downright bargain, too, in terms of both the price (2) and nutrition:  A 3-ounce […]

Snowed In? Play in the Pantry!

Clam Pizza Forced to hunker down when a snowstorm hit the Seattle area recently, I probed my pantry for dinner fixings.   The most creative kitchen-fun is when one is challenged to be inventive with what is “on hand.” A light bulb came on when I found a couple of cans of clams in the pantry. […]